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The Book Of Am Part 1 & 2
Outrageous reissue of this masterpiece of European acid folk, originally released in 1977, now issued as 2 Super High Material audio CDs (playable on any CD player -- enhanced audio quality that will rearrange your nervous system) housed in a mini-LP style gatefold sleeve accompanying a 144-page book reproducing the original engravings by bandleader Juan Arkotxa. "A unique combination of recordings and artwork which stands up as an enduring testament of the fertile hippie scene which flourished in the Baleric islands during the seventies. Known to record collectors and psych/folk/prog music aficionados alike, this multicultural band formed in the island of Mallorca in the mid-'70s and recorded a beautiful (and outrageously scarce) album which has gained cult status as years passed by. The Book Of Am was originally devised as a beautifully illustrated book focused on various world folklore and traditions, coupled with 4 LPs which would represent a musical. This (never completed) 4LP set would correspond to the four phases of day (Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Night). Only the first of these records (Morning) would eventually see the light of day in a tiny private pressing which changes hands nowadays for obscene amounts of money. A round-the-world trip through the folklore, legends, lore and cosmogonies of some of the world's cultures, from ancient Egypt to Celtic traditions."